How to Operate a National Chief Data Officer: A Comparative Analysis on the Governance of Major Countries

Jin Myeong Lee, Sang Pil Yoon, Beop Yeon Kim, Hun Yeong Kwon

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Abstract

Data is a strategic asset for Data-Based Policy Making(DBPM) and digital economic transformation. Especially, data-oriented government innovation and social transformation are a matter of national survival and major countries are competing in that competition. For pursing a national innovation, it is important that the governance which is clearly defines the role and responsibility to lead data innovation at the national level. In this regard, a national Chief Data Officer(CDO) system has emerged recently as a new paradigm for national data innovation, mainly in the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. It may be useful to analyze the CDO operating system of those countries. This study employs a comparative approach to explaining the trends and common features of the national CDO system. The focal point of analysis is the legal basis of CDO system, organization and governance, required capability and authority of CDO, and its hiring process. Summing up, the study shows that an organization-wide awareness of the benefits of data innovation, a powerful authority to lead and coordinate regarding agencies, a competent supporting organization is crucial to the successful operation of CDO system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE/ACIS 7th International Conference on Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Data Science, BCD 2022
EditorsVan Hung Trong, Jongwoo Park, Vo Thi Thanh Thao, Jongbae Kim
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages234-239
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665465823
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event7th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Data Science, BCD 2022 - Danang, Viet Nam
Duration: 2022 Aug 42022 Aug 6

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 IEEE/ACIS 7th International Conference on Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Data Science, BCD 2022

Conference

Conference7th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Data Science, BCD 2022
Country/TerritoryViet Nam
CityDanang
Period22/8/422/8/6

Keywords

  • Chief Data Officer
  • Data Based Policy Making
  • Data Strategies
  • Digital Transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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